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  • Intel details new batch of i9 processors, none destined for Apple's iMac Pro

    melgross said:

    appex said:
    Apple should bring more headless Mac models and less iMacs. Save the display for many years of use, far beyond CPU becomes obsolete!
    The way display technology is changing, you won’t want a monitor longer than five years, maybe a lot less if you get caught between technology advances. If You had a display right before the 5k DCI-P3 would you really still want it?
    Yep. I turned that corner a few years ago. I keep stuff on, use it, and enjoy it, without worrying about what's going to come of it after I'm done. iMacs are easy to sell. melgross nailed it.. in 5 years, you won't want very much of what you are enjoying today.
  • Intel 'Cannon Lake' Core processor suitable for MacBook Pro, iMac likely delayed, could sl...

    I remember when Apple (under Steve) would do these small updates to their hardware. And then, we'd get a really cool innovative, forward thinking update that got everyone excited. It's been a long time since I've been excited about the iMac. The MacBook Pro was pretty cool with that new strip, but it didn't include an impressive speed update.

    It sounds like Apple is heading to an impressive, shake-up-the-industry iPhone 8 update. We'll see. I'd love to see Apple pull a surprise with a new iMac, completely redesigned with no chin, pushing the boundaries with Canon-lake or whatever and perhaps other innovative supporting chips.

    I'm not an engineer so I'm probably being unrealistic, but I don't think Apple is feeling the heat to come out with really incredible products. The delays between updates is depressing. And I agree that much of the slowdown is due to the success of iOS products.

    For what it's worth, I would rather buy iMacs over time than any kind of Mac Pro. I knew that thing would lag very shortly after its intro, but keep the huge price.

    How Apple manages to keep its prices so high when their hardware slips out of date blows my mind.
    avon b7
  • Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    I went to the Apple store to check out the 13 inch MPB (without touch bar). I was really impressed by the thinness and quality. If I didn't know it was an Apple product, I would have dinged it for the screen. It's so incredibly thin that when I opened it, it felt like it was plastic or some low quality material. Way too thin to feel substantial.

    I know it's Apple and therefore high quality but it's just mind-boggling how thin the screen side of the laptop is. Oh and what a screen!

    So now it's just a matter of which kid I'm going to sell on eBay to buy this thing.......
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  • How Donald Trump's election as U.S. President could affect Apple

    Liberals, Hollywood elite, and CNN one week ago: "It's imperative for the healing of our country for Trump supporters to graciously accept the legitimacy of the election."

    Today: <rage>

    I agreed with CNN when they pushed for togetherness and moving forward last week. I still do. Let's move forward like adults.
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  • Apple shakes up retail workforce with new and renamed job titles, other changes

    I've never had a bad experience at an Apple store. Just the opposite - it's always been a wonderful experience. Talented, knowledgable people who listen and seem to care. And they smile and display enthusiasm. I'd want these workers for sure. Whatever Apple does to improve that, I'm game.
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